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kellie m

Shopping Lock

I just had the most depressing shopping experience of my life!!! My DS is now 2 weeks old and I ...

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One thing I have always done when wanting a snack in between meals is to think to myself "now am I really hungry or just thirsty" so...

tjk50

Found- flattering post pregnancy jeans! Lock

If other new mums are like me, you are probably still trying to get your weight back down to what...

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You are very welcome. I hoped that it may help someone else to feel good about themselves too. I am still wearing some maternity clo...

Haemorrhoids... Sorry if TMI Lock

Hi there, I gave birth to a baby boy, Roman, 5 weeks ago and in the last week have 'found' tha...

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Just be careful if they are bleeding a bit - it doesn't take long to get iron deficient or anaemic. Then you have to start taking i...

lozzaj

Stretch Marks. Lock

in my late pregnancy i had ALOT of stretch marks. i was just wondering do they fade? is there an...

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i gave birth to my little girl 9 days ago and i had ended up with quite a few stretch marks on my hips that were purple. i only have...

chloemum

Numbness recurring after epidural? Lock

I had an epidural c-section on 18th August, and since then my recovery has been good - but last n...

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Yes yes yes!!! I thought it was just me but one side of my bum was like completely numb for about 6 weeks, and it comes and goes eve...

melmc

Exercise after a c-section Lock

Hi all, I had a c-section 9 weeks ago and was just wondering if its ok to start doing light exerc...

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I had a c section 3 weeks ago, I have somehow lost 19 of the 24 kg I put on, I think most of it is from forced starvation as DD like...

**El**

When Is it safe to start doing abdominal exercises? Lock

I had my 6 week check up yesturday, ob said everything was fine and back to normal. I forgot to ...

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oops i never did any!?? no one told me anything! im fine though my bubs is 1 now

kellie m

What's wrong with me???? Lock

Hi - I have just had a revalation today..... I was starting to think that I was starting to suff...

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HIya I SO know what you mean. There is nothing wrong with you! Your baby is only a few weeks old, so you are still full of hormone...

natalie(nat)

ACT HUGGIES MUMS MEET-UP Lock

Hi to all the ACT Mummies, We are having a 'meet-up' on: Thursday, 29th November @ 10am. Venue...

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Newmum25

Mums on a goal to lose weight! Support Team Lock

Kylie, I think that is a great idea! Well today is 18/08 - I weigh 67kgs. I want to be 54kgs. I...

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hI Girls, Just thought i would quickly give you all a hint to weight loss.... Up your vitamin D intake, most of us dont get enough...

SJ08D4

Juggling toddler/newborn/and life Lock

Just wondering how everybody does it? Do you have routines in place of how to clean your house, e...

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Oh god, just reading this post is exhausting! When will I have time to aimlessly float around the Huggies forum?!?

byza

Echinacea while breastfeeding????? Lock

Hi does anyone know if you can take echinacea tablets while BF??? My DH has a pretty bad cold a...

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Hi byza, I have heard mixed things here. I too bf and asked the chemist this question and was warned against it as bubs MAY have an ...

petaz

Skin Lock

Not sure if anyone can help me with this at all. A few weeks after I gave birth to my beautiful ...

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Hi petaz, I Had a break out of really patchy dry red skin all over my face a couple of weeks ago. My hubby went to the chemist for ...

**El**

When do your periods return?? Lock

Wanted to know when do your periods return?? and will breast feeding affect this. Thanks!!

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Periods.....arrgghhh I got mine back literally 4 weeks after i initially stopped bleeding after birth, which took about 6 weeks in i...

piki

help after childbirth Lock

hi all, i am 28 weeks pregnant..i am from overseas, only me and my husband stay here in brisban...

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thanks for uinforming about doula!! but the thing is the trained doulas more expensive!! can u suggest me about trainee doulas??how ...

Angus_&_Abby

yoga classes in the logan (brisbane) area Lock

Could anyone point me in the direction of a good yoga class in the Logan City area. I would pref...

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missy81

periods Lock

I have had 2 periods 4 weeks apart after birth now they havent come and its been 5. I feel i'm br...

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They can be erratic. I got my first one on week 7 after giving birth. My next one was week 10 and I am still waiting for the next. (...

Newmum25

I want to lose weight but HOW? Lock

I have gained a lot of weight and its still there after giving birth. All my husband's friends wi...

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That sounds like a great idea! I put on 17kg with my pregnancy and I have 11kg to lose to get back to my pre pregnancy weight. I hav...

Newmum25

Going back to work? how do u set your daily routine? Lock

Ive only been on maternal leave for two months now and I am stressed about what it is going to be...

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Thanks for the advice. Even my friend told me she freezes her food. She cooks all day on Sundays. I find it difficult to pick what t...

bubbles44

Need some help Lock

How long was it after you stopped breast feeding that you went back to wearing a normal bra?? I k...

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I stopped breastfeeding 4 months ago and im still wearing maternity bras. They are still good and i'm not going to bother spending a...

Amber-87

CONTRACEPTION AND CONTINUAL BLEEDING... Lock

I have tried the implant which I bled for 4 months straight with and the pill - I also bleed with...

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I used to get yukky side effects with the pill too - weight gain, really bad mood swings, headaches, bad skin etc. Now I have the ...

EKB982

Bach ache Lock

Can anyone tell me what they are doing to ease back pain. I haven't started exercising yet apart ...

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Try to stretch your back out every day. I do yoga it helps a lot.

Newmum25

The mini pill, leaking milk, and exercise Lock

Has anyone found that after going on the pill, their milk supply changes? My daughter is 2mths. T...

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I have the Avent manual breast pump. I think it is good. I did use the electric ones at the hospital and it is a little less effort....

Mum2threeGirls

Useless boyfriend! Lock

Hey everyone sorry i need to get this off my chest its consuming me everyday . After i gave bir...

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Mummy2Nikkola Why are you with someone who is abusing your daughter? [Edited on 04/08/2007]

CJ

Rescue for the night-time feeders and New Mums! Lock

Hi! I also did this, and it works. Just one extra tip I would like to add. With your water/...

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JM6B6D

Baby Due in 7 days Has no stuff help Lock

one of my friends is due in a week and has no stuff at all she is in the auckland area is and i...

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Mealea

brazillian wax? Lock

hi everyone, i gave birth to my 1st baby almost 6months ago. i had to have an episiotomy, it took...

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Hello Mealea, I have never had a brazillian!!! Not sure I could handle the Pain!!! I admire you for getting it done, I wish I was t...

Jac*star*Zak

University after baby Lock

I was just wondering if anyone went back to uni or work soon after having a baby. How did you man...

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A girlfriend of mine took her daughter with her to lectures. As long they aren't screaming i can't see the problem. As for study as...

W.A.Mummy

Lack of alcohol tolerance :( Lock

Oh my god help tell me I'm not a freak!!! Is it because I didn't drink when i was pregnant or is ...

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Hi WAMummy, I can relate also. I had one vodka cruiser last night & i feel like i have drunk a bottle of wine. My head is pounding...

Mias Mum

Swimming Lock

This sounds really silly but I started baby swim with Mia (11 weeks) on monday and while in the w...

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missy81

Contraception and Periods Lock

I'm breastfeeding still after having a baby girl 8 wks ago with 1 formula feed a day (preparing t...

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I agree with kay-ci that you should use condoms as it won't be for too long. I was taking the mini pill and was still breast feeding...

Rach-mum2Jayden&Noah

I'm still a heavy sleeper! Lock

I have always been a heavy sleeper, I can sleep through anything! When I was a baby my parents wo...

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hi there im a heavy sleeper as well..my husband wakes me up when my little one has been crying....but we got a baby monitor and its ...

hollie123

post pregnancy clothing!!! Lock

Hi mums, I was just after some valuable insight into how some other mums feel about an idea I ha...

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I have often wished that such clothing existed! It would be especially great to be able to find stylish pants that have elastic wais...

cas433

breast feeding and alcohol Lock

Just wondering if it is ok to have a drink while breast feeding. I'm not talking about getting ab...

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my lactation consultant said that if you're ok to drive, you're ok to breastfeed!

kylieandjayden

low iron after birn Lock

hi there i have a beautiful and healthy 5 month year old son jayden. a couple of months after giv...

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I too had very low iron level after I bub - he was 2 wks old before I realized i was feeling more then just tired so saw the doc and...

buglivyem7

Mastitus? Lock

Hey all new mummies, I have just had my 3rd daughter. When I was in hopital the midwife explain...

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Hey Sarah, I have had mastitis 7 or 8 times in the first 5 months after my dd was born, and I also used cabage leaves (kept in ver...

Quin1901

1st period after bub? Lock

Hey ladies I had my bub nearly three wks ago now naturaly (have some stitches) I bled heavily 4 a...

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after when i gave birth i got my period straight away for about 4 weeks then it started to go away slowly. i didn't get my period th...

Kazmic

Unwanted Tennant Lock

Hey all.. I have to vent... I don't care who reads this rant but ANY advice would be appreciated...

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Oh my goodness Bec!!!!! It's sooooo good to know someone else in a similar situation!! Gemmagirl... I am so with you!! I have actual...

mummy_mia

AF already??? Lock

My DS is only 27 days old but i think my AF have turned up already... is this normal? I can't rem...

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Hi mummy mia I'm not gonna be much help either other than proof that it is what it is and everyone is different. I had a caesar, ble...

kelbel3

Thrush Lock

Hi Mums, Just wondering if anyone else is having trouble or had trouble with thrush on their nip...

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You poor things. I had this with my son when he was born and although it was 3 years ago I still remember!! I was a complete mess ...